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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 191–194 | Cite as

Cauda equina syndrome in a patient diagnosed with type 1 Gaucher disease: a rare case

  • M. SahinogluEmail author
  • A. Mutlukan
  • E. Koktekir
  • H. Karabagli
Case Report

Abstract

Background

Gaucher disease is a rare hereditary glycolipid storage disease. One of the rare complications is neurodeficits due to vertebral involvement.

Case presentation

An 18-year-old female patient presented to the outpatient clinic with cauda equina syndrome due to sacral involvement of type 1 GD. Bilateral laminectomy via posterior approach without posterior stabilization was performed.

Conclusion

Maximum excision of the mass avoiding destabilization of the spinal column can provide long-term vertebral stability and improvement in neurodeficits.

Keywords

Gaucher Cauda equina Sacral mass 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgerySelcuk UniversityKonyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgerySerik State HospitalAntalyaTurkey

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